A Message from Marcos

Zapatista Army of National Liberation
August 15, 2004.




Is anyone there? Anyone listening?

Someone looking? Even a heart?

Vale. Salud and patience, guerrero virtue.

From the mountains of the Mexican southeast.
Subcomandante Insurgente Marcos.
Mexico, August of 2004, 20 and 10.

P.S. Pardon the interruption, but the fact is we also have a video. The only problem is that it has to be read (technological limitations of the rebel resistance), and, that's right, you have to switch channelsÉ

Originally published in Spanish by the EZLN
 Translated by irlandesa

The new communiques included

Two Flaws - August 2004
There are two mistakes which seem to have persisted in Zapatista political work: the place of women, on the one hand, and, on the other, the relationship between the political-military structure and the autonomous governments.

Three Shoulders August 2004
So we rose up in arms one first day of January in the year of 1994Éin order to seek another shoulder which would help us walk, that is, to exist.

Four Fallacies about the Good Government Juntas - August 2004
These were brandished by intellectuals of the right, judges, legislators and officials in order to oppose the San Andrés Accords, and the putting into practice of those accords with the creation of the caracoles and the Good Government Juntas

Five Decisions of Good Government August
Marcos details the first year of the Good Government Juntas in which some internal accords were formalized and new decisions were defined

Six Advances - August
This is what the zapatista peoples are doing. They're not waiting for the government to give them charity and speeches. They are working to improve their living conditions, and they are achieving that.

Seven Days in Zapatista Territory - August
A snapshot of what is happening on the ground

Enter Durito - August
And so, when no one is expecting it (including me), a beetle appears on the screen (or on the paper) with the following speech:

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